Bennet Bill Affirms Cost of Carbon Pollution on American Economy

WASHINGTON – Eight senators led by Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced a bill that would require the government to evaluate the cost of carbon pollution on the American economy. Earlier this year, the Trump administration suspended the use of the existing measure for the cost of carbon, prompting the senators’ measure.

David Doniger, director of the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued this comment:

“It's long past time to take swift and decisive action to curb carbon pollution. Already, climate impacts are costing our economy billions of dollars every year. The very least we should do is to honestly appraise the costs of inaction.”


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